Thursday, September 12, 2013

Loke's Reply to Kedrick on HIlbert's Hotel

We recently noted Landon Kedrick's reply to Craig's use of the Hilbert's Hotel thought experiment against the existence of actual infinites (and thereby the existence of a beginningless past). Andrew Loke has since offered a reply on behalf of Craig in his "No Heartbreak at Hilbert's Hotel, Religious Studies (Published online: 12 September 2013. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0034412513000346). Here's the abstract:

In his article, ‘Heartbreak at Hilbert's Hotel’, Landon Hedrick argues that the ‘Hilbert's Hotel Argument’ (HHA) proposed by William Lane Craig is ineffective against proponents of presentism, who include Craig himself. I show that there is no heartbreak if the Hotel and persons are constructed and generated in a certain way: there exists a ‘hotel room builder’ and a ‘customer generator’, they have been building hotel rooms and generating customers at regular time intervals as long as time exists, and the hotel rooms and customers have continued existing after they have been built and generated respectively.

And if a copy should find its way into my inbox...

Update: Thanks!

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